• Boycott Israeli Cinema and TV Studies Conference at Tel Aviv University

    Please add your signature to this Call by sending an e-mail with your name, affiliation (if desired), and location to boycottTAUfilmconference@gmail.com. Affirming a commitment to the pursuit of social justice and to the right of political dissent and intellectual freedom that has long been central to the humanities and to the politically-minded, intellectual tradition of cinema […]

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  • Do Not Apply: Open Letter Campaign to Boycott Hebrew University

    Open Letter Campaign to Boycott Hebrew University Assistant Professor Position in Communication and Journalism (Cinema, Visual Culture, Media, and Discourse Studies) Dear Colleagues: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem”s Department of Communication and Journalism recently announced the opening of a tenure-track research and teaching position to begin July 2014. Applications are due September 30, 2013. In anticipation of […]

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  • Haifa University institutionalized racism: Muslim, Christian and Druze holidays excluded

    Israeli academic institutions are complicit in Israeli occupation, racism, and military research and development. They also routinely practice racism and discrimination against Palestinian citizens of Israel. Numerous documented incidents of official institutionalized racism at Haifa University have emerged in recent months. The Hebrew article at this link to Ha’aretz deals with the new Haifa University diaries, noting that they include […]

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  • Open Letter to Cornell University: Don’t Collaborate with Apartheid

    The U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel is gravely concerned about Cornell University’s plans to collaborate with Israel’s Technion Israel Institute of Technology to build a joint campus on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, including the use of $100 million in public funds.[1] Israeli academic institutions provide the technological foundation for […]

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  • A conference in the service of colonialism and de-development: the case of the Rehovot conference on “˜inclusive and sustainable development’

    PACBI | 13 September 2010 Occupied Ramallah – September 13, 2010 The Weitz Centre for Development Studies, which was founded by the Jewish Agency and enjoys a long-standing relationship with the Centre for International Cooperation of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV), is organising an international conference on ‘inclusive and sustainable development” in December […]

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  • The Silence of the Israeli Intelligentsia

    Weekend Edition September 10 – 12, 2010 The Military and the Academy By LISA TARAKI The ongoing buzz in the Israeli media around statements issued by artists and academics against lecturing or performing in the colony of Ariel – built on occupied Palestinian land – betrays a stark contradiction in the positions of the Israeli […]

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  • Israeli academics boycott West Bank settlements

    31 August 2010 Last updated at 13:51 GMT New cultural centre in Ariel (30 August 2010) An arts centre in Ariel, one of the West Bank’s largest settlements, is to open in November More than 150 Israeli academics say they will no longer lecture or work in Jewish settlements in the West Bank. In a […]

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  • ‘McCarthyism’ Rises in Israel

    Analysis by Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler JERUSALEM, Aug 26, 2010 (IPS) – Rightwing Israeli groups financially supported by Jewish and fundamentalist Christian groups from abroad are on a campaign to undermine free thought in Israeli universities. Collaterally, a move is under way by right-wing parties in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, to limit the freedom […]

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  • An Assault on Israeli Academic Freedom–and Liberal Values

    August 26, 2010 By Neve Gordon On May 31, I joined some 50 students and faculty members who gathered outside Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to demonstrate against the Israeli military assault on the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid toward Gaza. In response, the next day a few hundred students marched toward the social-sciences building, Israeli […]

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  • Is the Israeli academy facing a McCarthyite era?

    7 August 2010 By Matthew Reisz Political interference could put freedom of speech in universities at stake, says Matthew Reisz When it comes to the Israeli academy, said David S. Katz, director of the Lessing Institute for European History at Tel Aviv University, “we are entering a McCarthyite phase – and I do not exaggerate”. […]

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